Ocean Diving

Ocean Diving

Ocean diving at its best in the Riviera Maya


The Mayan Riviera offers some of the greatest diving in the world. Just outside our dive centers is the second largest barrier reef in the world, going from the Yucatan all the way to Costa Rica. Vibrant fish, colorful corals and other interesting marine life such as the graceful sea turtle, tarpons, eels and large schools of Caribbean fish. The warm clear Caribbean Sea makes this a perfect dive destination year round.

The Abyss Dive Center has operated in the area for over 14 years and we know all the best dive sites in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Fortunately, we never have to go far to reach our dive sites; there are plenty of good sites only a short boat ride from our dive centers. Check out our cool interactive Dive Site Map with photos and further descriptions of each site. If you dive with us in Tulum you may get our exclusive view of the Ruins from the ocean’s edge, a bonus we like to throw in for our divers.

Diving in Playa del Carmen is a relaxing experience. You just go with the comfortable current past tropical fish, beautiful corals, huge crabs, stalking morays and whatever else happens to come your way that day.

The Caribbean ocean provides us with great diving for divers of all levels. Good visibility and comfortable temperatures (averaging about 26C/78F) make it perfect for inexperienced divers to get comfortable quick or advanced divers to probe the depths. Everyone loves the drift dives so common here. Most sites have a steady, northerly current that carries you gently past the reef, so it’s easy to relax and enjoy as the scenery moves by.For those looking to enhance their dive vacation, have a look at the cenotes, limestone caverns only found in this area of Mexico. So when planning your next dive vacation, visit the Abyss Dive Center,The dive boat picks you up wherever your group surfaces. EASY! After the dive a cold cerveza awaits you at any of the beach front bars which happen to be right where we park our boats. It’s the perfect dive vacation! You may find leaving difficult. If you need help coming up with an excuse for staying an extra week or two, just ask.